THE 2023 i3 WEBINAR SERIES 

The 2023 series focuses on the latest topics in church building, including how to fund your projects, current trends in church designs and how to develop a clear vision for your church. Other webinars explore ideas for creating effective children’s spaces and how to save money during church construction.

The webinars are live, free and interactive and they can be viewed right from your computer. 

Church design in the U.S. has changed significantly in recent years, and it is continuing to shift in response to national and world-wide trends. Some trends, influenced by technology, are wholly new; some trends, influenced by economic and other factors, are leading to a return to the basics in church design. In this i3 webinar, we’ll discuss those factors and their current effect on designing church facilities. We will also highlight several projects from our own experience that feature these latest trends in church design.

 

“We just drove by your church and our kids said, ‘Let’s go there, mommy!’” Have you ever heard a new family tell you that? How do you even begin to create a facility with that kind of draw? Do you need to build something new, or can you redeem space in your existing building to make a warm and friendly impression on young families and children? Want to start childcare in your building? What does that entail? In this i3 webinar, you’ll learn how you can create an exciting place for kids and families, along with the common pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.

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Want to know if you can fund the church building project you’re dreaming of? Prognostications of the future economy are ominous. How should a church move forward with planning and building projects in these times?  In this i3 webinar, you’ll learn how the last recession brought changes to church project planning and financing. We will review, outside-the-box, forward-thinking approaches that the last recession brought on. We’ll also offer a few suggestions of what to look for in the next few years as well as provide you with tools for projecting a realistic budget so you know what your church can afford. Even if you’re not ready to start the building process, this webinar will teach you the most important steps to take now so that you’ll be prepared to build in the future!

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What’s the most important tool in building a church facility? It’s not hammer and nail. It’s your God-inspired vision. Do you have a clear vision for your church and your congregation? Here’s the good news: if your ministries have facility needs, then you’ve already accomplished the first step in developing this vision. In this i3 webinar, we’ll teach you how to create the vision it will take to guide you and your church. We’ll also discuss how to transform your vision into reality through a dynamic facility that reaches newcomers, grows your community, and builds the Kingdom.

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In today’s world, safety and security can be a concern no matter where we are going. This includes school, work, travel, entertainment, and even going to our church to worship. How can church design help protect from the various threats that exist today? In this i3 webinar, we’ll look at the levels of safety and security that can be designed into your church, what building codes require, and the questions you need to ask yourself when developing your church’s plan for security.

Frequently, church leaders find themselves trying to function in buildings designed for a vastly different age and approach to ministry. If that sounds familiar, then you’re painfully aware of the obstacles created by your building that get in the way of effective ministry. In this i3 webinar, we’ll examine real churches and witness how their space was drastically transformed, providing their ministries with more opportunities than they ever thought possible.

Most of us cannot afford to take an unplanned trip. This i3 webinar will serve as a detailed map for your church building project. It will help you know which direction to take, where the stops are and what is the best way to arrive at your destination without costing useless time or money. We will chart the path from start to finish so you arrive at your new facility without getting lost. We will even point out the potholes to avoid along the way.

 

If you’re considering a new building project or renovation of your existing space, have you started to think about the interior finishes? Where do you even begin to figure colors and patterns? What type of flooring should you use in your lobby? Who should you include in the process? Completing a successful church building project depends on good planning and making the right decisions from the beginning. If you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start—this i3 webinar is for you! We’ll break down the interior design process to help make your project successful. And the first step may not be what you think!

 

Mistakes in life are inevitable. However, learning from other’s mistakes and not repeating them is invaluable. Planning and construction mistakes can be long lasting and expensive. It doesn’t matter if you are wanting to self-perform to save money or hire a professional, mistakes can be made. In this i3 Webinar we will look at common but avoidable mistakes churches have made with building projects. We will show how these mistakes can be avoided with a little foresight and recommended practices. You don’t have to live the next 50 years with a building mistake.